A nerve cell body having little or no Nissl substance visible but a nucleus that stains intensely. [karyo- + G. chroma, color]

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karyo·chrome (karґe-o-krōm″) [karyo- + -chrome] a nerve cell whose nucleus is deeply stainable while its body is not; called also karyochrome cell and caryochrome.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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